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Filk Folk music for science fiction fans (Boing Boing tv)

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Published on 26 Mar 2018 / In People & Blogs

Science fiction and folk music had a baby, and its name is filk. This little-known DIY music subculture involves songs composed and performed by sci-fi and fantasy fans, and revolves around fandom themes. Today on Boing Boing tv, Xeni visits the Consonance Filk Convention in the Bay Area, and learns that it is possible to combine vampires, computer virii, LOLcats, Battlestar Galactica, Tolkien slashfic, string theory, and World of Warcraft characters in a single Klingon lyric sung to the tune of "Kum Ba Ya."

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